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English translation: insolent

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09:08 Jun 20, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: insolente
A word frequently used to insult someone.
Ana
English translation:insolent
Explanation:
I agree with Sarah: insolent (if the tone is more formal) or rude (more informal tone). I would also add that "insolente" is used quite often as a noun in Spanish. Even in these cases, you should stick with the adjectival construction in English. Both "El hombre es insolente" and "El hombre es un insolente" would be "The man is insolent (rude)".
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DGAH_ES
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Local time: 02:46
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Summary of answers provided
nasaucy, impertinent, impudent, fresh
CLS Lexi-tech
nainsolentDGAH_ES
nainsolent, rude
Sarah Pearman


  

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2 mins
insolent, rude


Explanation:
A literal translation is insolent or rude, eg she is very insolent.
HTH
Sarah

Sarah Pearman
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:46
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9 mins
insolent


Explanation:
I agree with Sarah: insolent (if the tone is more formal) or rude (more informal tone). I would also add that "insolente" is used quite often as a noun in Spanish. Even in these cases, you should stick with the adjectival construction in English. Both "El hombre es insolente" and "El hombre es un insolente" would be "The man is insolent (rude)".

DGAH_ES
Spain
Local time: 02:46
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22 mins
saucy, impertinent, impudent, fresh


Explanation:
not directly rude, but person who does not show proper respect for either elders or superiors
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Paola L M


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 20:46
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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